A complaint was filed in court on Thursday, 2nd July 2020, against Filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, in addition to Actress Alia Bhatt, for "hurting Hindu sentiments" via a poster of their upcoming Sadak 2 movie.
The complaint was lodged through Lawyer Sonu Kumar by Acharya Chandra Kishore Parashar, a resident of the town's Sikandarpur locality.
Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mukesh Kumar, fixed 8th July 2020, as the next hearing date in the case, submitted under IPC sections 295A (deliberately outraging religious sentiments) and 120B (criminal conspiracy). The complainant took exception to the use of Kailash Mansarovar 's image in the movie's poster, which is said to be a blockbuster sequel to Sadak in the 1990s.
Produced by Mukesh Bhatt, the film also marks the return of his elder brother Mahesh as the director after more than two decades of hiatus. In addition to tdaughter Alia, the film also stars his offspring from a previous marriage of Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt, both of whom had played the lead pair in the 1991 release.
The film's poster was released Tuesday, 31st July 2020, during a press conference. Alia had read out a note on the poster that had Mahesh 's reason for featuring Mount Kailash. “Mount Kailash, the ageless mountain, has the footprints of gods and sages. It is the abode of God of all gods, Lord Shiva. So do we really need anything else? Or actors in that sacred space? Since the beginning of time, humanity found its shelter in Kailash. This is a place where all search ends. Sadak two is a road to love. This sequel to Sadak will take you on the mother of all love pilgrimages,” she said.
Besides, Sadak 2 will also mark Alia’s first collaboration with father Mahesh and sister Pooja.
While the makers are yet to wrap up the shooting, they are likely to resume this month and will complete it soon.